Creator's Central

Whether you're looking for tips and tricks, tutorials, or inspiration for your next design, we'll be here to guide your creative endeavors and make your artistic journey as smooth as possible.

  • How to Draw a Shell Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners
    September 24, 2017 Karolina P

    How to Draw a Shell Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners

    Today, we’re going to show you how to draw beautiful, realistic shells using Arteza paper and colored pencils.

    Shells are a fun art project to tackle. Each shell is made of multiple colors sweeping across the surface. The patterns are complex and unique to each and every shell. The shape of each shell reflects the mathematical beauty of nature.

    Shells are especially great for colored pencils because the colors blend softly together.

    Let’s get started.

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  • 6 Great Tips for Drawing with Pencils
    September 19, 2017 Karolina P

    6 Great Tips for Drawing with Pencils

    Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a keen amateur, drawing with pencil on a piece of paper is where most artistic journeys started. But pencil drawing is not only a childhood pursuit. Many artists still use pencil in a lot of their work, whether it is for drawing outlines, quick sketches for ideas, or creating beautiful works of art. Drawing with pencil is one of those fundamental skills that can help you grow as an artists.
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  • Still Life Painting and Drawing
    July 31, 2017 Alex Haiduk

    Still Life Painting and Drawing

    Still, life is basically the drawing or painting of an inanimate object. When training as an artist, still life is usually where it starts. This popular genre of painting started many centuries ago, with its roots in Ancient Graeco-Roman artworks, as well as art from the Middle Ages where still life artworks often had religious or cultural symbolism. Since those ancient times, still, life painting has developed into quite a specialized genre which remains popular with art buyers around the world.
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  • What is Abstract Art?
    June 29, 2017 Alex Haiduk

    What is Abstract Art?

    Abstract art is often misunderstood. Some people feel that art should be realistic paintings of beautiful landscapes or pensive portraits, like a story on canvas, not a bunch of lines, shapes, and colors. But if Realism is like a story, then Abstract art is like poetry - each line, shape, color, and texture carefully placed to express raw human emotions and complex concepts. The great thing about abstract art is that you don’t have to be able to draw or paint photorealistic pictures to create your own, just a canvas, some paint and a great deal of inspiration.
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  • How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper
    June 29, 2017 Alex Haiduk

    How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper

    Regardless of how much you spend on your watercolors, you could simply be wasting money if you don’t ensure you are using the right paper. Without question, you aren’t always looking to create a masterpiece. You may be trying out a new product or even a new technique. Either way, having the right tool will make all the difference.
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  • How to choose the right canvas for oil or acrylic painting
    May 9, 2017 Alex Haiduk

    How to choose the right canvas for oil or acrylic painting

    For centuries painters have used canvas to express their creativity, and to this day canvas remains the painting surface of choice for beginners and masters alike, especially for acrylic painting.

    Canvas is a versatile painting surface and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and forms to suit every need and every budget. Arteza offers a multitude of canvases and canvas panels in a variety of different shapes & sizes. Lets take a look at the different types of canvas, and how to go about choosing the type that will work best for you.

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  • 10 Tips for Adult Coloring Book Newbies
    May 3, 2017 Alex Haiduk

    10 Tips for Adult Coloring Book Newbies

    The overwhelming majority of us enjoyed coloring and painting as children. So, is it really any wonder that many adults are rekindling that enjoyment today? To an extent it is. After all, coloring books for adults haven’t been widely available until recently, but now they seem to be ubiquitous. The purpose behind adult artistry is much different than when we were kids it seems. Instead of attempting to stay inside of the lines with the hopes of having our work stuck to the family refrigerator, we’re coloring for enjoyment, relaxation, therapy, to create art or some combination of all four. If you’re reading this then chances are that you might even be interested in trying it out yourself. Well, we put together a short list of a few tips to help you get started.
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